The flawless, acne-free and glowing skin is a dream to every single woman, from teenager to adulthood, from students to professionals. However, it takes lots of our efforts to maintain a bright skin, as our skin acts like a “barrier” and it is always exposed to harmful elements from the environment. Also, stress from daily life, lack of sleep and nutritional diet, damage caused by the sun’s UV rays, excessive smoking and alcohol and the natural aging are the main factors making our skin condition worse.
There are thousands of cosmetic products and spa services that are advertised to be the solutions for glowing skin. However, before using any of these products and services, you should keep in mind some important rules and home remedies to improve the overall health and the beauty of your skin.
A basic skin care routine:
You might have known about normal, dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin types and different problems associated with them. And no matter what type of skin you have, you always need to follow a basic skincare routine that includes the must-have steps as below:
- Clear your skin
Makeup is a great way to provide a gorgeous and attractive appearance for any woman in the modern life. However, makeup products often contain chemicals that are not good for your skin if it stays long. Furthermore, leaving your face with heavy makeup overnight can prevent your skin cells from breathing, as well as clog the pores that will cause blackheads, pimples, acnes and blemishes. Therefore, remember to remove all makeup on your face, eyes and lips before going to bed no matter how tired you are. You can either use makeup remover products or olive oil as your preference.
Even if you don’t wear makeup during the day, cleaning your face twice a day with gentle face wash products is essential to get rid of all the dust and face oil. Also, use cold water to rinse your face, as warm water will cause dryness and open pores.
- Use toners and moisturizers:
After cleaning, toning and moisturizing is a must. Toners will be used right after cleansing the skin order to restore the natural skin’s pH balance. Moreover, toners will provide deep pore cleansing to the skin, tighten the cell gaps and reduce the size of the open pores, making the skin smooth and flawless.
Following is moisturizing steps. Everyone knows that moisturizer is important for a healthy skin, as it helps prevent your skin from being dry and getting old. On the other hand, when your skin is dehydrated, the wrinkles and acnes will become worse. An oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer which is suitable for all skin types is strongly recommended for anyone who is looking for a radiant skin.
Never ignore the importance of exfoliation for your skin. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving you a more glowing and brighter skin. There are many natural ingredients that you can use to exfoliate your skin, such as Bengal gram flour, oats, orange peel, walnuts or lentil powder.
- Protect your skin from the sun
Although staying under the morning sun from 7a.m to 9a.m is a great way for the body to generate vitamin D, skipping the sun after this time is essential. Since exposing to the sun’s UV rays (UVA and UVB) for a long time can cause symptoms of peeling skin, wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer, you should wear sunscreen with at least SPF30 and PA+++ while going outdoor.
B. Healthy lifestyle:
A good skin care will help bring you glowing skin from the outside. But having below habits is also important to make your skin healthy from the inside.
- Having a fiber rich diet:
Eating plenty of fresh fruits, green vegetables, natural protein foods and vitamins is essential for a healthy and radiant skin. Foods on the list are fish, nuts, white meat, oats, brown rice, broccoli, beans and tomato. Consider a low-sugar diet and avoid spicy and fried foods. High amount of sugar and fats can cause damage to the cellular structure of the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin, leading to aged, break-out skin.
- Drinking plenty of water
There is nothing better to keep your body hydrated than drinking enough water. Drinking at least 2 liters of water per day to cleanse the body, eliminate toxins, giving you a bright and hydrated skin. It also boosts the immune system and helps you get rid of wrinkles.
- Beauty sleep to leave stress behind
Try to sleep at least 6 to 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, your eyes and skin will gets tired just like you, and you can easily notice the dark circles and dull skin. The fact is, when you get into sleep, your bodies will release the growth hormone, which aids in the stimulation of skin cell repair and production as well as collagen synthesis. Sleep is also a good way for you to relieve stress and let your body relaxed, bringing you the flawless and glowing skin naturally.
- Doing exercise
Physical activity is not only for losing weight, but also for getting flawless skin naturally. A daily habit of activities like aerobic, walking, running, swimming will increase blood and oxygen flow to the skin cells that help fight the harmful effects of free radicals and flush out toxins from the cells. Exercise is the best way to reduce stress and cleanse the skin from the inside.
With these best home remedies, your skin will be improved better and better. These essential tips are really needed for those who want to have glowing and healthy skin. It does not take so much time to take care of your skin. Therefore, if you have free time, don’t forget to spend time playing with your skin in order to help it become better.